ProCon.org Has Been Used by Educators in Over 4,000 Schools
Teachers, librarians, and educational administrators at more than 4,000 schools – 806 elementary and middle schools, 2,063 high schools, and 1,055 colleges and universities – in all 50 states and 57 countries have now used ProCon.org.
The ProCon.org Teachers’ Corner provides the lesson plans, resource lists, and experiences from those educators in a searchable format by country, state, grade level, or subject.
Of the 4,004 schools where educators use ProCon.org as of July 22, 2013, 10.78% of them, 432 schools, are in California – the highest percentage from any one state.
Educators using ProCon.org at the elementary and middle school level span the alphabet from Abbott Middle School in San Mateo, CA to Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island in Washington. High schools using ProCon.org range from AC Jones High School in Beesville, Texas to Zuni High School in Zuni, New Mexico. Universities whose instructors and librarians reference ProCon.org include Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and more than 1,000 others.
“We are thrilled to surpass the 4,000 schools milestone,” said ProCon.org President & Managing Editor, Kamy Akhavan. “More and more educators realize that teaching critical thinking and producing informed citizens works better when using our free and nonpartisan resources.”
Other educators agree, including California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, former Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass, former President of the National Council of Teachers of English Carol Jago, former President of the American Association of School Librarians Harriet Selverstone, and so many more.
For additional information about nonpartisan research materials for educators, visit the ProCon.org “Teachers’ Corner” which provides studies, articles, lesson plan ideas, national standards, and other teacher resources related to the impact of critical thinking.